Ellis Brown ’13 was named an Academic All-American by USA Water Polo. He is the first-ever MICDS water polo player to earn this honor. The distinction of Academic All-American is given to outstanding players who maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Ellis is the only player from MICDS and one of six in the State of Missouri to earn this recognition. USA Water Polo, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the national governing body for the sport of water polo in the United States under authority of the United States Olympic Committee.